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How to Clean a Glass Bong. A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

How to Clean a Glass Bong. A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Session Goods
4 minute read

Before we jump into how to clean a bong, we wanted to share a bit about the importance of keeping your glass bong clean, aside from the obvious aesthetics.

Cleaning a glass bong can greatly improve the taste of the smoke. When a bong is dirty, resin and other contaminants can build up inside, which can leave a stale, rancid taste in your mouth. This can greatly affect the overall smoking experience and make the taste of the smoke unenjoyable.



Alright, Let's Get That Glass Bong of Yours Clean

The first step in cleaning a glass bong is to gather all the necessary materials. You will need:

1. Isopropyl alcohol

2. Salt

3. Hot water

4. A cleaning brush or cloth 

5. A container large enough to hold the bong and cleaning solution


How To Clean a Bong

Once you have all the materials, the next step is to empty any remaining dirty bong water or other contents from the bong. You can either pour it out or use a paper towel to wipe it clean.


Disassembling The Bong

Next, disassemble the bong as much as possible and place all the parts into the container with a bong cleaning solution, usually made from rudding alcohol. Make sure that all parts are completely immersed in the solution.

Allow the parts to soak for at least 30 minutes, or longer if necessary, to allow the alcohol to clean the resin and other contaminants.

How to Clean a Glass Bong

Add Water And Alcohol

Next, fill the bong with a solution of warm water and isopropyl alcohol, making sure the ratio of alcohol to water is at least 50/50. Add a generous amount of coarse salt to the solution and stir to mix.

If you want to keep your hands clean, you can wear latex gloves while doing this.

Subtle plug, but Session also makes an amazing cleaning solution, an Isopropyl alcohol + salt mix, that really gets that hard-to-remove gunk out, and smells great!

Add Cleaning Solution

Shake To Clean

Next, if you happen to have a Session Goods Modern Bong, cover the openings with cleaning caps or you can cover openings with a cloth or paper towel, and shake the glass bong vigorously for a few minutes. The salt will act as an abrasive, scrubbing the resin and other contaminants away as you shake.

Finally, use the cleaning brush or cloth to scrub the parts thoroughly, paying special attention to areas with a heavy buildup of resin. Allow the parts to soak in the solution for at least 30 minutes, or longer if necessary, to allow the alcohol to dissolve the resin and other contaminants.

Shake Bong

Your Final Check On How To Clean Bong

Once the soaking time is up, rinse the bong parts thoroughly with hot water to remove any remaining dirt or residue and reassemble the bong. Your bong is now clean and ready to use.

Rinse Glass Bong

The Final Result

It's also important to keep your bong clean on a regular basis. A dirty bong can harbor bacteria and mold, which can be dangerous to inhale. Regular cleaning will help keep your bong free from harmful contaminants and ensure that the air quality when smoking is high.

In addition, if the bong is used frequently, it's recommended to clean it more often than if it is used less frequently. This will help ensure that the air quality is always optimal and that the bong is always safe and pleasant to smoke from.

If you want to learn more about the importance of cleaning a bong check this article: 5 Reasons why you should clean a bong.

Get to cleaning!



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